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  1. Board and ram were dibbed on ocforums this morning. Mobo is sold and ram is pending payment.
  2. Yep, that is the correct command for a force flash - ignores board id/firmware.
  3. All ram is essentially sdram - synchronis dynamic random access memory. Your board and cpu only support DDR1.
  4. I have an extra yellow DFI bracket. $5 via pp and I'll ship it to you.
  5. I do agree though. It's highly unlikely that both sticks would be bad. Give us a bit more info, and someone might be able to help.
  6. I have had similar issues with both DFI boards and Asus boards with Crucial and Patriot high end kits. I, however, was getting mem error on post. I had to boot to bios with 1 stick and manually set voltage and timings to the manufacturer's specs before I could begin to crank up fsb. Are the sticks running at 800mhz when they error out on memtest? Are you overclocking the cpu or raising fsb? I only ask because drive strength and sub timings seem to become more critical as you aprouch ddr2 1000 and beyond. If they are failing at 800mhz with the cpu at stock on each individual stick, then you might have a bunk kit.
  7. My backup video card died. I need this stuff gone to get a new card. I would be very interested in trading for a 7900 or better Nvidia card. Paypal only ConUS only CPU's Opteron 144 CAB2E 2.8ghz @ 1.55v Asking $40 shipped Athlon 2200+ AXDA2200UV3C Y840085F40294 AIXJB0425XPDW Asking $15 shipped Sold to gangaskan @ ocf Athlon 1333 A1333AMS3C AYHJA0126UPRW 96564450304 Asking $10 shipped T2300 Core Duo Mobile LF80539 T2300 7612A19 SL8VR 1.66/2M/667 Asking $60 shipped Celeron 370 Mobile RH80536 370 7613A834 SL8MM 1.5/1M/400 Asking $25 shipped HEAT
  8. I've had similar issues with my expert. Start off slow and use a minimal build - board, cpu, ram, gfx card, and psu. Run memtest to check the ram. If you get errors, move the sticks back to the yellow slots and retest (maybe even test one stick at a time). I have 4 sets of ram, 2 of which only work in a specific channel. You can at least eliminate the ram as the problem if it passes memtest.
  9. From experience, it will kill your oc. In the long run, it may be hard on the mem controller.
  10. Using the DFI drivers will eliminate it as the source of the problem.
  11. Couldn't be the amperage then. I just made a guess after a quick google search. That's plenty on a dual 12v rail especially considering you tried to boot with bare essentials. I am stumped. See if your friend will swap psu's for a day or two. If the system still won't boot, you know for sure it's not the psu.
  12. Take a look at the amps on the 12v rail. I bet it's pretty low (around 12a maybe?). You can have all the wattage in the world, but if the amperage is low on the 12v rail, you're going to have problems powering that card. I am willing to bet the ripple exceeds atx standards as well (probably not the issue here, but bad for your rig nonetheless).
  13. You may want to try the yellows. I have a couple sets of BH-5 that clock better in the yellow slots. However, The G.Skills in my sig only work in the orange slots (boot loop in yellow). I also have a crap set of Kingston that only work in the orange slots as well. When the Kingstons are installed in the yellow slots, I get one long beep. As far as I know, one long beep is a mem error.
  14. one long beep is a mem error. Are you using the mem in your sig? These nf4 boards are picky when it comes to ram. Have you tried moving the sticks to the other colored slots or testing them one by one in each slot?
  15. The ram is going to choke your system. You'll need to drop the ram/fsb ratio, ltd ratio, and up the fsb 5mhz at a time. Run prime95 to test stability each time you up fsb and up the cpu vid in small increments when the system becomes unstable. I wouldn't push it past 1.55v on good air cooling (but ymmv according to temps). That will tell you how high the cpu will clock. Then, ajust the other settings accordingly. If you can afford it, buy better ram. Welcome to the forums. P.S. You should put your system specs in your sig or the boogie man will getcha.
  16. His email address is no longer in his sig. and not in his public profile.
  17. I can not PM Happy_Games - it says he either can not or has chosen not to recieve pm's.
  18. I have an NF3 250gb that will no longer post. It has worked fine for the first 8 months I have had it, but now it will not boot. When I power on the system, the power led flickers off then on and nothing happens. I have tried 2 known working psu's (enermax 535w & pc power & cooling 510w), 4 different known working sticks of ram (mushkin lvlII, Kingston hyperX, corsair value, centon value), and 2 known working video cards (x800 & x700). I also tested the cpu (3400+) in another system and it works as well. CMOS has been reset (jumper & removing the battery). I guess it's dead. I checked on rma'ing, but the local pcclub store I bought it from (as well as every other pcclub in my area) has closed. Anyone have any ideas about how to fix the board or another way to rma the board in the U.S.?
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